Monday, 31 August 2015

Sunday Lounging

Another weekend in the countryside and I'm still learning to love it. Long walks, beer festivals and games of tennis, it's all very relaxing and perfect for a long Bank Holiday weekend. I took the boyf to the country with me, with the temptation of beer and cider how could he refuse? 

The local village hosted the beer and cider festival at the pub, with live music and Thai food it was a great Saturday night. Luckily the weather held off and so Sunday was a day for exploring, we headed down to the very popular Lulworth Cove, which is fast becoming one of my favourite places down the coast. We took to the mile climb, a steep path up the cliff which was (eventually) well worth it when we saw the views. Looking out over Lulworth and out to sea, it's my idea of heaven, to have the salty sea breeze blowing through my hair and my loved ones by my side.

Feeling pretty chilled out now and getting ready for a short week (three cheers for long weekends!) I hope everyone else's weekend was just as lovely :) 

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Sunday Lounging

It's all about champagne and celebrations this weekend. One of my best friends got married and I was lucky to be a part of the fairytale day. It's been a couple of years in the making and it was worth it. A perfect day, a beautiful location and the most incredible couple.

The whole day was a lot of fun (and very emotional too), from pampering and preparing in the tower in the morning, to watching the ceremony and seeing everyone cheer and blow bubbles as they exited the building as husband and wife. Horsley Towers was the perfect setting for this wedding, with a dabble of a Disney theme and the princess dress to go with it. I'm so proud of my dear friend and her lovely husband. Can't quite believe I have a married friend now!

It was a reminder of how awesome my friends are and how much fun we have together (some of the hangovers on Saturday morning were priceless), table wine, ice cream truck, bouncy castle and loud music... The perfect recipe for a brilliant evening celebrating. I love each and every one of these girls, who make bad days much more bearable, who make a simple dinner and drinks hilarious and who make having a hangover worthwhile for the memories of the night before. I wish Alice and Jack a very long and happy life together, love you both xxx

My man 💜

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Sunday Lounging

A little later than a Sunday (seriously where did the weekend go?) but my weekend wasn't all about lounging this week. It was home to the country! It feels strange to call it home as I don't know if it quite feels like that yet, this was my first trip out to the new house since my parents moved in and it was the best weekend.

I didn't realise how much I missed thee ol' rents and my home comforts (mum cooked up my fave meal - sausage casserole). I left the hustle and bustle of the city on Friday night and jumped on the train out to the sticks, past the alpaca farm and field of cows, into the heart of Dorset. It is so peaceful out there and our new home is beautiful. Saturday was spent being taken to all the 'hot spots' in the area: a beach trip, a country pub... ticking all the boxes. And Sunday I spent nesting in my new room, finding all my nic-nacks and making it homely.

My adorable parents in the new kitchen <3

It may be more like a holiday home to me, but seeing my parents so settled and happy made it feel no different to the old house... just a bit further away and a little more remote (seriously, I can see miles and miles of fields from my bedroom!). Can't wait to get back and visit for the long weekend at the end of the month... mum has promised to get a tennis membership so we can go play, god help us.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Sunday Lounging

Another Sunday, another week gone by. What a week, the one after holiday is always the hardest. Busy at work, missing the beach and back to the commute. But it has been a good week, I love to be busy and have challenges at work, it's the only way to learn.

This weekend my best friends sister got married and I went along to the evening reception which was spectacular. With such a beautiful couple it was without doubt that I knew this wedding would be picture perfect. The family always know how to put on a show, such a great bunch of people, live music (some fantastic karaoke from the family and friends), great dancing and a wonderful night.

So today bae has gone off on holiday for 5 days... will the cats away... I shop. Why not hey? New season is almost upon us, I've got my holy grail of September issue magazines in my hands and I have started the transition to autumn. Colours of autumn are always my fave, the blues and purples just work so well to make the daily black/grey outfit a little more alive.

Over at Jack Wills HO I have been lusting over our gorgeous damson colour for autumn and finally it landed in store. So I have snatched up my winter hoody (currently curled up on the sofa in it now... so cosy), I have eyed up some winter boots and can see suede is continuing for another season (yay!)

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend x

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Sunday Lounging

Happy Sunday! And what a lovely day it is turning out to be. After a week in the sun in Spain, it is very tricky to come home and get back to reality. 

A week of sunshine, swimming, paddle boarding (ticked off the bucket list) and spending time with my boyfriend and his family was ideal. It's been a stressful couple of weeks and taking off for a week and forgetting it all was just what I needed. I'm now feeling refreshed and ready to get back to work (my internship got extended by three months, yay me!) and enjoy some of this unusually lovely English sunshine.

Sunday spent shopping, sorting and reading the fantastically inspiring Collective Hub magazine that I picked up in the airport. Fab read, inspiring stories and beautiful graphic layouts with brilliant quotes. Get a copy now!